My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals

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By (author) Gerald Malcolm Durrell

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 29 June 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0142004413
  • ISBN 13: 9780142004418
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 131,141

Product description

When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrell's family's experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home.

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Author information

Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1925. A student of zoology, he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust on the Channel Island of Jersey. His other books include A Zoo in My Luggage and The Whispering Land (both available from Penguin).

Table of contents

My Family and Other AnimalsThe Speech For The Defence Part One The Migration 1. The Unsuspected Isle 2. The Strawberry-Pink Villa 3. The Rose-Beetle Man 4. A Bushel Of Learning 5. A Treasure Of Spiders 6. The Sweet Spring Conversation Part Two 7. The Daffodil-Yellow Villa 8. The Tortoise Hills 9. The World In A Wall 10. The Pageant Of Fireflies 11. The Enchanted Archipelago 12. The Woodcock Winter Conversation Part Three 13. The Snow-White Villa 14. The Talking Flowers 15. The Cyclamen Woods 16. The Lake Of Lilies 17. The Chessboard Fields 18. An Entertainment With Animals The Return